Baquiano - Trail, Pacifica / San Bruno, California

Baquiano - Trail, Pacifica / San Bruno, California

DESCRIPTION

Start out with fast fireroad, two high-speed turns, sweet technical singletrack, turns into steep scary technical singletack, few drop-offs (DH gear recommended). Fast, steep and very techincal. It will drop you off at Highway 1, on the beautiful Pacifica Coast. Dual suspension also recommended.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 24, 2010]
jrblazer13
Weekend Warrior

Trail was alright was out that way on Vac. Wanted to say thanks for directions easy to find from Pacific beach. Short downhill run lots of tight swichbacks and jumps. Most were broken down in need of some work but be awhere of the Poison Oak all over. It's got to be better in Spring.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 24, 2009]
kxreign
Downhiller

technical single track to an immediate drop with landing. leads into a series of well built free ride jumps, drops, turns& burms. goes a few switchbacks and optional step-ups into four or five log built drops. stay out of the bushes because its nearly entirely poison oak. xc bikes can find a more relaxed place to ride

Customer Service

i've done it a few times on an all mountain, but dh def recommended. i took a friend on a hardtail and he walked al few sections. quick, nearly paved, fire road up to the top with a few wallrideish xc bs on the way up. once you hit the powerlines you can either go left to get a little more warmed up from single track. or hit right straight to free ride. the side trail on the left is a pretty dirty.

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north oakland.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 01, 2004]
zcire
Cross Country Rider

The guy before me is on some kind of power trip. The trail is NOT closed, and will NOT be closed! This trail is pretty much a fire road until you reach the bottom near Highway 1. It's no "world cup pro downhill" or whatever the hell one of the guys said before me. I xcountry ride, and I can bomb down the trail in 10 minutes at the most no problem. Truthfully It's really not worth the climb unless you enjoy riding uphill.

Customer Service

Go all the way up sneath from 35, ride up the Sweeny Ridge paved trail. When you get to the top of the ridge take a left onto the dirt, and you will see a sign on your right.

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There is none, they all suck!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 11, 1999]
Wally

Awsome. The last 1.2 miles are really, really, really scary, so for your sake, bring some DH gear, trust me, you will thank me. I don't recommend a DH rig, unless you don't mind walking up the 1.5 miles on Sweeney Ridge to the trail head. So a dual suspensions with 3 rings up front is recommended. Watch out for the ruts on the steep sections, they will destroy your front rim if you pick the wrong line. Speeds of up to 50 MPH are common here!

Customer Service

The 2 car/truck methods is strongly recommended. Park one vehicle at the entrance of Sweeney Ridge and the other on Highway 1, near Fassler Road. You will see a church there, if you end up behind the church at the end of your ride, you went the right way. When you see the fork towards the end of the trail, stay to your left, it will guide you to the scariest sections.

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Mori Ridge. If you keep on going to the end of the paved section of Sweeney Ridge, you will find Mori Ridge, which is all off-road fast, fast,fast and very steep fireroad, combined with a bit of singletrack at the end. Speeds of 50+MPH are a fact here. I hope you like speed....

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 25, 1999]
Tony

OH MAN! THIS TRAIL IS GNARLY! I THINK I CRASHED 3 TIMES, BUT I HAD A BLAST. WHATCH YOUR SPEED AND YOUR LINES IN THE LAST MILE. IT IS STEEPIER THAN WALLY WROTE AND VERY RUTTY! TOTALLY AWSOME, CHECK IT OUT IF YOU THERE, BUT BRING A BUDDY AND LET HIM KNOW YOUR NEXT OF KIN!!!!

Customer Service

JUST FOLLOW WHAT WALLY STATED!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 15, 1999]
Brett Wilson

I ride in the Marin area all the time, Mt. Tam most of the time. I was not familiar with this area/trail. Let me tell you, it rocks!!!! In some sections it's really fast and easy and in others it's extemely technical and steep. The only draw backs are as follows: It's way too short (less than 3 miles long) and since you end up on HWY 1, riding up Sharp Park Road to get back to your truck, SUCKS! So bring a buddy to transport you!!!! Oh yeah, bring a full face helmet, you will need it!

Customer Service

I followed the directions given by the first reviewer, so follow that route.

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Sorry, I'm still checking out this area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 19, 1999]
Bill

The 1.2 miles of trail is great, but I don't think anyone is putting enough emphasis on the climbs. If you do an entire loop to your car, it takes about an hour to do the trail. 10 minutes of down hill and 50 minutes of climbing - no exageration. Great view from the top of the hill though. You can see the bay and the ocean at the same time. I live 5 minutes away, but I ride China Camp more often.

Customer Service

Follow the previous paths

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 03, 1999]
Cheryl

Some hill climbs, actually power climbs, screaming fun downhill

Customer Service

There's another way up to this trail from Oceana Blvd. which runs along the east side of hwy. 1. Right before you hit Spanky's resturant go up the hill where the metal fence is. Go around the fence and up the hill. There's a few trails all goin in the same direction that will kick you out on Sharp Park. Go across Sharp Park toward Skyline College. On the south side of the college parking lot there's a trail that will take you to Sneath road. Follow the previous verssions of this route. Thi sadds about 4 more miles. And, anyone who thinks this is a hard trail hasn't been riding long. Full-face helmet needed my butt!! Winps...

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Moderate, some sketchy stuff.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 17, 2000]
Clive E Johnson

You can turn this into a good loop to make a tough up and down ride.

Customer Service

Park at the end of Sneath Lane as suggested. Follow the ride until you come out onto Highway 1 at the end of Fasler Lane (Road?). Ride alongside highway 1 for around a mile or so until you reach the Orchid Farm (there's a big sign so you shouldn't be able to miss it) - this is just before Highway 1 turns into

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 15, 2000]
Budah Bomber

EXTREME?????
Extreme my butt.
lots of fire roads some steep stuff, but not as technical as these guys say. Good view though.
If these guys think this is technical, they should go ride in Tahoe some time.(Not the fire roads.... I'm talking top of Toads or skull and crossbones @ Northstar)

Customer Service

I followed the route the others recomended

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Skip this place and head further south.

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1
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